Forward Kinematics

QNET Mechatronic Systems kinematic diagram.
In this lab, students will derive forward kinematics equations for determining the the position of an end effector given angular position of bars of a five-bar linkage. They will then model this in LabVIEW, and validate the model using physical coordinate information from the Mechatronic Systems board. To develop the knowledge of these topics, students will review background information and perform in-lab exercises to learn essential skills. Required: Must complete previous labs before starting this lab.
by Quanser Inc.
This is module 3 of 12 in the course set, Labs for the Mechatronic Systems QNET.

STUDENT MATERIALS

 
  • PDF Lab 
  • LabVIEW code
 

INSTRUCTOR RESOURCES

 
  • PDF Lab Key
  • Completed LabVIEW code
 

SKILLS REQUIRED

 
  • Basic LabVIEW familiarity recommended
  • Matrix level mathematics

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Quanser QNET Mechatronic Systems Board

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Required Software

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  • ELVIS RIO Control Software Bundle (2016 or later) Download Here
    • LabVIEW (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW Real-Time Module (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW FPGA Module (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW Vision Acquisition Software (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW Vision Development Module (Requires license)
    • LabVIEW ELVIS RIO Control Module Toolkit
  • NI ELVISmx Driver 16.0 or higher Download here

Required Hardware

Purchase Engineering Education Products
  • NI ELVIS II or II+
  • NI ELVIS RIO Control Module
  • Quanser QNET Mechatronic Systems Add-On Board

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